I have assigned an excerpt (Part One) of Jeannette Winterson’s Art Objects for a unit called “Interacting with Texts.” I am wondering how many students will notice and follow the objection impulse of art, and how many will consider works of art as objects.  Perhaps they will surprise me and discern both angles in Winterson’s prose?  Then the challenge will be how well can they summarize their integration: what commonalities and distinctions are created between material things and rhetorical action?

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